Resource Teacher Salary

Earnings for Resource Teachers in the United States come in at around $46K per year on average. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Resource Teachers (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Though the majority of Resource Teachers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$31,738 - $70,126
$32K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,997
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$10.25 - $25.27
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MEDIAN: $15.38
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$0$70K
Salary $31,738 - $70,126
Bonus $620 - $5,500
Total Pay (?
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$29,790 - $69,620
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 467
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $10.25 - $25.27
Overtime $5.14 - $40.41
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $620 - $5,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,790 - $69,620
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 71

Job Description for Resource Teacher

Resource teachers are instructors who specifically teach students with physical and/or learning disabilities. The specialized environment that resource teachers help provide focuses on life skills and academic goals tailored to the students' needs. Resource teachers often do not work with children on an individual basis on individual subjects; instead, they are more likely to work with small groups of students on a wider array of subjects.

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Resource Teacher Tasks

  • Organize and maintain resource center, identifying student needs and meeting them.
  • Deliver tests and assessments to students and teachers, then interpret results.
  • Work with teachers to coordinate, implement, and assess curriculum, supplies and materials.
  • Assist with special needs students and related curriculum and supplementary materials.
  • Deliver instructional programs and track data to monitor their impact.

Common Career Paths for Resource Teacher


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Resource Teachers sometimes move into a Secondary School Special Education Teacher role, where the salary is similar. A more common career path for Resource Teachers is stepping into the role of or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teacher or High School Teacher.

Resource Teacher Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Resource Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Resource Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Resource Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 83 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Resource Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Resource Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 64 salaries. A Resource Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,117

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Resource Teachers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Resource Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and San Antonio (+14 percent). Resource Teachers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Resource Teachers in Tucson bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and New York (15 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Resource Teacher Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Resource Teacher?

Resource Teacher in Noblesville:
"Follow your instincts & don't cave in to the trends."
Learn as much about using technology as fast as you can. Never forget the importance of soft skills as an educator. Never embarrass kids or make them feel backed into a corner--always offer choices.

Resource Teacher in Noblesville:
"Love Helping Children Learn."
Pros: Being a positive role in their lives.
Cons: Low salary.

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Key Stats for Resource Teacher

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Resource Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲9%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Resource Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
▲18%

Special Education
▲9%

National Average
$46,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 17%